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Sky Now TV box

Sky Now TV box
alaScore 95

34 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Sky Now TV box. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Sky Now TV box is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sky Now TV box

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sky Now TV box from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.co.uk.

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: NOW TV Box

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Dave James (techradar.com)

NOW TV box review

 

Whether it's movies, sport or TV shows, Sky's got an enticing package…

Bargain price ; Simple to use and set up ; Option for wired connection ; Supports other catch-up services

No other paid-for services supported ; Very much a cut-down Roku ; Unusable USD and microSD portsTV

The NOW TV Box is a great little device, offering a simple, mostly cost-effective way of getting Sky content into your home without you having to sign a pact with the devil.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Now TV box review - Pocket-lint

 

Sky has launched a set-top box that allows you to turn any crusty old television with an HDMI socket into something capable of getting movies, sports and

Cheap, small, easy to use, good movie choice, BBC iPlayer available

SD streams for movies, Roku has removed Netflix and Plex from Roku Channel store

If you haven’t got a Smart TV and are looking to add movies or more likely the BBC iPlayer to it, this is the best way on the market to do it, especially considering the price of the Now TV box.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Dave James (t3.com)

Now TV box (2015) review: a li’l box with a lot going for it

 

Unashamedly a Sky box for the no-frills budget crowd, but what it does it does very well indeed

Great price ; Easy access ; Non-contract

No Full HD TV streams ; No other pay-TV allowed

Jul, 2013

hcc best buy

Expert review by: Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Now TV box review

 

If you've been looking for a cost-effective way of adding Internet TV, be it catch-up or Video on Demand, to a non-connected telly, then Sky's new £9.99 Now TV box must seem heaven sent.

Astonishingly cheap, well-made, good selection of streaming TV services, great image quality

No 5.1 audio from Now TV content, No YouTube

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sky Now TV Box review

 

Still a great, affordable way into smart TV, but the Now TV Box is outgunned by the competition

Low price iPlayer and catch-up apps for free Spotify and PPV Sky Movies and Sky Sports Easy to use

No remote app No Sky HD content Video only goes up to 720p Limited app offering

But despite all this, we still have a soft spot for this miniature hero. It is still a decent, smart offering for people with older TVs, and that price has yet to be beaten. Even after a year-and-a-half, Sky still offers great value for money. MORE:...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Barry Collins (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sky Now TV Box review

 

The Roku Channel Store is available, but Sky appears to have put the kybosh on some commercial rivals. The most notable absentee is Netflix, and there's no Plex channel for streaming content from other PCs (although a quick YouTube search will reveal...

A perfectly capable media streamer, with dedicated remote control, for only £10 may look an indisputable bargain. It's light on features and obviously geared towards Sky's content, but if you want an inexpensive, fuss-free way of watching the...

Sep, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Now TV box

 

A tiny box that gets your TV online for £10.

The Now TV box is primarily a way to get more people hooked on Sky's on demand movie service. But as it also gets you access to iPlayer, 5 Demand and a bunch of (less essential) streaming services for £10, it's one of the tech bargains of the year.

May, 2014

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Now TV Box (2015) review

 

Two years ago, Sky caused a splash with its teeny, tiny affordable Now TV Box that cost a mere £10 and could stream plenty of digital goods into your home. It's now got a sequel with this year's Now TV Box that costs £5 more, but looks slicker, sleeker...

For £15, you get a lot of bang for your buck. This year's Now TV Box looks like a rebadged Roku 3, right down to the menus and remote, but with a Sky tinge to almost everything - that's not a bad thing at all. The Roku 3 it's based on is one of the...

As it's Sky's own little box, it's largely boasting about it's own Now TV services, so you won't find the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video here, which is a shame if you're a fan of either services and you're wanting to keep one small box...

The original Now TV Box was already a steal, and this year's version is even better, with improved performance, stylish looks and it's pretty much future proof. It's a steal if you like to tinker around with sideloading apps, but while it does lack the...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Matt Warman (telegraph.co.uk)

Sky Now TV box review

 

Sky’s new Now TV box is so cheap it would be daft not to buy it, says Matt Warman

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Now TV Box

 

The Now TV Box from Sky just dropped like a bombshell on the smart TV landscape. It's not trying to create yet another standard platform for developers, or throwing in crazy new features to make searching for shows online easier. It's just a tiny...

The Now TV Box is not as smart as its rivals, and it suffers from its inability to connect to rivals like Netflix and Lovefilm. If you’ve got a games console or a smart TV, or can stretch £40 more for a full powered Roku, you should go with them for...

Jul, 2013
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